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  1. (obsolete) Contraction of before it.
    • 1708, John MacGregory, The Geography and Hiſtory of Life, page #39:
      In Fine, it Continued ſo till this Preſent Year 1708. that, King Lewis having got a Third Blow at the Battel of Audenard, the Confederate Generals thereupon March’d ſtraight to it, Inveſted it on the Second of Auguſt, Open’d Trenches the Tenth, Begun to Batter it the Fifteenth, and are ſtill Lying before’t.